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Where There’s Smoke: How Employers Can Navigate Employees’ Cannabis Use

The Canadian Cannabis Survey (CCS) has revealed that 5 percent of people surveyed who used cannabis in 2018/2019 reported consuming it at least once a week during work or in the morning before, while 12 percent said they did so at least once a month. With this information in mind, employers are able to navigate […]


Becoming a Registered Motor Vehicle Dealer or Salesperson in Canada: The Criminal Record Check

In order to become a licensed motor vehicle dealer or salesperson in Canada, an individual must get to know the provincial regulatory authority, such as the Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council (OMVIC) or the Alberta Motor Vehicle Industry Council. Licensing policies and regulations vary from province to province, but most jurisdictions require a criminal record […]


Quebec Introduces New Amendments to Its Privacy Regimes

The Government of Quebec recently tabled Bill 64, an Act to modernize legislative provisions as regards the protection of personal information (Bill), before the National Assembly of Quebec. Should the bill be passed, it proposes to update the existing framework applicable to the protection of personal information by amending various laws of the province of […]


Newfoundland and Labrador Court Holds Employers Must Conduct Individualized Assessments of Whether Medical Cannabis Users Can Safely Perform Their Jobs Without Undue Hardship

The Court of Appeal of Newfoundland and Labrador overturned the decision of the province’s Supreme Court in International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 1620 v. Lower Churchill Transmission Construction Employers’ Association Inc., 2020 NLCA 20 (“International Brotherhood). The suit addressed an employer’s obligation to accommodate medical cannabis use for workers in safety-sensitive positions. In this […]


Quebec Introduces New Amendments to Its Privacy Regimes

The Government of Quebec recently tabled Bill 64, an Act to modernize legislative provisions as regards the protection of personal information (Bill), before the National Assembly of Quebec. Should the bill be passed, it proposes to update the existing framework applicable to the protection of personal information by amending various laws of the province of […]


Helicopter Operator’s Random Drug Testing Plan Shot Down

An order issued under the Canada Labour Code has struck down a St. John’s helicopter operator’s policy to randomly test pilots and other staff for cannabis. Newfoundland and Labrador arbitrator Susan Ashley determined that drug testing was invasive and said that “protection of these privacy rights in all of the circumstances outweighs the employer’s legitimate […]


Where There’s Smoke: How Employers Can Navigate Employees’ Cannabis Use

The Canadian Cannabis Survey (CCS) has revealed that 5 percent of people surveyed who used cannabis in 2018/2019 reported consuming it at least once a week during work or in the morning before, while 12 percent said they did so at least once a month. With this information in mind, employers are able to navigate […]


Meaningful Consent: An Evolving Standard Under Canadian Privacy Law

The federal government has announced Canada’s Digital Charter, which bolsters the privacy rights of Canadians by identifying 10 key principals, most notably “consent and control.” With a focus on providing greater control for Canadians over their personal information and privacy, the Charter specifically states: “Canadians will have control over what data they are sharing, who […]


PROTECTING PERSONAL INFORMATION IN QUEBEC: NEW LEGISLATION COULD CONSIDERABLY INCREASE THE BURDEN FOR PROTECTING PERSONAL INFORMATION IN QUEBEC

Quebec’s minister of justice has announced her intention to introduce a bill aimed at modernizing the privacy regime in Canada. Should the bill pass, the Quebec regime could become the most onerous in Canada in this area. The changes focus on five themes: tighter rules governing the consent of persons concerned; the possibility for these […]




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